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  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Harrisonburg is the epicenter of the Shenandoah Valley bike community. Often referred to as "Rocktown" and "the Friendly City" and "the Bike Capital of Virginia" this small metro city is home to several great full-service bike shops, a vibrant downtown and a true college town feel. Harrisonburg is recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists and is a Bronze Level IMBA Ride Center. Members of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition are responsible for transforming this town into a bike destination through decades of trail projects, advocacy and strong relationships with land managers. Mountain biking in and around Harrisonburg can be separated into four categories: Massanutten Resort, GWNF West of Town, GWNF North of Town and trails in Town.

      The Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park are the only trails within the confines of city limits. Its a great stacked loop trail system with a jump/flow trail, a pump track and a ton of technical limestone. This trail network is easy to ride to from most parts of town and there is plenty of parking if you wish to drive there. Be advised that limestone gets very slick when wet.

      Massanutten Resort is the closest riding area outside the city limits. The Western Slope trails are the go-to quick ride spot for most riders in Harrisonburg. Additionally, Massanutten Resort operates lift serviced a bike park April-October. For more information about riding at Massanutten Resort, visit https://www.trailforks.com/region/massanutten-resort-19642/

      To the west of Harrisonburg, trails in the North River Ranger District of the George Washington National Forest are renowned for big views, long descents, long climbs and glorious places to camp. Stokesville is the gateway to great riding west of town. Stokesville Campground is a private campground with a growing bike specific trail system full of berms, jumps and tons of flow.

      To the north of Harrisonburg, trails in the Lee District Ranger District of the George Washington National Forest are known for their difficult, technical rocky style of trail. Many of these trails follow serrated ridge-lines with boulder paved paths, overlooking the forks of the Shenandoah. To further break this sub-region down into riding areas, riders explore to North Mountain near Bryce Resort and Wolf Gap, and to the east Massanutten Ridge spanning just north of Massanutten Resort all the way to Front Royal Virginia.
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of 1 days ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #286
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      165
      Trails Mountain Bike
      168
      Trails Hike
      161
      Trails Trail Running
      161
      Total Distance
      346 miles
      Total Descent
      81,326 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,112 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,393 ft
      Reports
      273
      Photos
      165
      Ridden Counter
      7,800
      Sub Regions

      Harrisonburg Mountain Bike Routes

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      RockStar TRAIL Route
      272 miles
      Pink Loop
      4 miles
      Pink Loop
      4 miles
      RockStar GRAVEL Route
      252 miles
      Laird's Loop
      2 miles
      Hillandale
      4 miles
      Hoo-Ha! Enduro 2k19 race
      17 miles
      RockStar PAVE Route race
      164 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 13 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 21 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 82 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance

      Photos of Harrisonburg Mountain Bike

      trail: All Or Nutten
      108 |
      May 2, 2018 @ 4:02pm
      May 2, 2018
      trail: All Or Nutten
      76 |
      Feb 5, 2018 @ 7:25pm
      Feb 5, 2018
      257 |
      Sep 13, 2016 @ 10:18pm
      Sep 13, 2016
      203 |
      Sep 13, 2016 @ 10:16pm
      Sep 13, 2016

      Videos of Harrisonburg Mountain Bike

      0:06 | 71 | Apr 15, 2019
      Line Selection - All or Nutten 2017
      5:26 | 174 | Apr 25, 2018
      Jack Dichiara and Jac Compton Shred Stokesville
      trail: Big Game
      1:53 | 474 | Nov 9, 2017
      Soooo Creamy
      trail: Creamy
      5:17 | 105 | Apr 30, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #55637camazuaddreportDowell's Draft and 2 more
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 3:29pm
      3 hours
      user #1169711dfranks4226addreport83 Lairds Nostril
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 8:55pm
      21 hours
      user #1169711dfranks4226addreport90 Virginia '54 and 7 more
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 8:55pm
      21 hours
      user #866689galfuravotetrailGrindstone Mountain Trail
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 7:14am
      2 days
      user #1433184ajftwriddentrailReddish Knob Trail and 1 more
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 8:20pm
      Oct 9, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1877438patdennistrailGrindstone Mountain TrailWorth the climb up. This descent takes a...
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 6:26pm
      Sep 29, 2019
      user #1877438patdennistrailTrimble Mountain TrailAgree that clockwise is the way to go. Lots of...
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 6:21pm
      Sep 29, 2019
      user #1291727gabireltrailSeeing RedThis picture posted is from power line. The...
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 10:22am
      Aug 28, 2019
      user #1291727gabireltrailPowerlineThis is The only trail worth riding in this park
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 10:22am
      Aug 28, 2019
      user #1291727gabireltrailBridge HollowOff camber turns and a few small techy bits....
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 10:20am
      Aug 28, 2019

      Local Badges

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